I have been a Star Wars fan ever since I was 5 years old. My father took me to see Return of the Jedi on the big screen and it was instantly the most important thing in my life. I was a talkative 5 year old but Return of the Jedi left me speechless for hours… I didn’t have the words to process what I had just seen.
As I got older The Empire Strikes Back became my favorite movie. My father considered A New Hope the best of the Original Trilogy, which is something we still debate to this day (Both of us have a hard time calling Episode IV “A New Hope…” to us, that movie is simply “Star Wars”).
When the prequels were announced I was excited. I was so excited that I thought I liked them. After watching them over a few times… its flaws became apparent.
I have always wanted a post Return of the Jedi Trilogy… As soon as the first teaser trailer dropped in 2014 I obsessed over every detail and began formulating my own theories. After a year of analyzing every new bit of information related to Episode 7… I believe I have it figured out. I do not know anyone in the Movie business or who has given me any type of spoiler… This is the result of taken what we have been given as clues and coming up with a theory.
The Plot of The Force Awakens has been shrouded in Mystery ever since it was announced. We know that George Lucas had ideas about what the story should be but those ideas were set aside by Disney to deliver something that would capture the true spirit of the original trilogy.
Despite JJ Abrams’ best effort to hold back as much plot information as possible during Teasers & Trailers… I believe we can take what we know about The Original Trilogy, apply its major themes to the imagery we have seen and make adjustments for the world we are currently living in to derive the exact plot of The Force Awakens.
We have been given a jigsaw puzzle… this is what I believe is the solution:
Potential Spoilers Ahead
HOW WILL IT BEGIN?
Much like A New Hope, The Force Awakens’ plot will kick into action without its main character. It will begin with the lightsaber Luke Skywalker lost in Cloud City being found on the planet of Jakku. The lightsaber will make its way to an encampment led by Max Von Sydow’s character and he will contact The Resistance. The Resistance will send their best pilot Poe Dameron to recover the lightsaber. The First Order will track Dameron to Jakku and they will know he is going to recover the lighsaber.
While Dameron is consulting with Max Von Sydow’s character, The First Order will strike. Dameron will hide the lightsaber inside BB-8, and instruct the droid to flee. The First Order, led by Kylo Ren, will destroy the encampment along with several innocent victims… Dameron will be taken hostage. Kylo Ren will interrogate Dameron aboard a First Order ship orbiting Jakku and learn the lightsaber has been placed inside a droid.
A storm trooper named Finn who was involved in the Jakku raid will not like what he took part in… he had no idea he would be killing innocent people. He will free Dameron in order to pilot a ship away from The First Order and back onto Jakku. Dameron will pilot a Tie Fighter and blast his way out… he will be shot down on his way back to Jakku.
Finn will wake suddenly after the crash landing and see Dameron passed out. Finn will take Dameron’s clothes and will flee.
The First Order will send Captain Phasma to recover the droid and the lightsaber.
How do we know all this?